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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: Exclusive Interview Tue Jul 26, 2016 15:48 | The Saker
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offsite link Syrian War Report ? July 26, 2016: Militants? Defenses Collapse in Aleppo City Tue Jul 26, 2016 14:58 | The Saker
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offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/07/26 ? Open Thread Tue Jul 26, 2016 06:00 | Herb Swanson
2016/07/26 05:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Syrian War Report ? July 25, 2016: Russians Bombed US Secret Base in Syria? Mon Jul 25, 2016 23:30 | The Saker
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offsite link ?Let them eat precaution ?? A recipe for social darwinism, corporate malfeasance, global terrorism ? Mon Jul 25, 2016 23:25 | The Saker
by Paul Matthews, poet & writer «1 Nobel peace prize, 8 economists, 24 physicists, 33 chemists, 41 doctors» – and a partridge in a pear tree ? The Right Honourable

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link EU expansion 15:42 Tue Jul 26, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The future of work? 13:18 Tue Jul 26, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link ?Ambiguous? 12:09 Tue Jul 26, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

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offsite link THE CORK VOLUNTEER?S PIPE BAND, ATTENDING THE 1954 WOLFE TONE ANNUAL BODENSTOWN COMMEMORATION. 12:24 Mon Jul 25, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 19, 2015 21:35 by msf
An incredible line up of musicians who have generously donated their talents to show their solidarity with the plight of the refugees. read full story / add a comment
national / economics and finance / press release Friday November 13, 2015 23:43 by anon
TASC today released an equality analysis of Budget 2016, which analysed both the tax and spending changes. It shows that the tax cuts announced will give the greatest benefit to a single person earning €70,000, which is the same “sweet spot” as last year’s budget.

The report notes that changes announced in the Budget have to be considered in light of the fact that three-quarters of the pre-tax income gains in the last five years have gone those earning €70,000 and above read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Friday November 13, 2015 23:28 by AAA
AAA responds to government claims of ‘grossly out of date’ figures: “Has the government built thousands of new council homes in the last 3 weeks?”

Government should clarify latest up to date figures since October 22nd

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has responded to government claims that figures which show that only 20 council houses have been built this year and zero in the second quarter of the year are ‘grossly out of date’ despite being published by the Department of the Environment on October 22nd. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday November 12, 2015 12:08 by Laurence Cox
Ireland has a long tradition of intellectual work outside of the education system, and nowhere more than around social movements and communities in struggle. What makes for good work in this context? How do people keep going? What impact does such work have? And what can new generations do in this area? read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 11, 2015 14:07 by Patrick Hackett
The hullabaloo over the commeroration of the 1916 Rising is merely another device intended to perpetuate the deception of the southern Irish working class. It forms a part of the overall ideological paradigm under which southern Irish workers are to be oppressed and divided from much of the working class in the North. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Wednesday November 04, 2015 23:27 by pbp
The lobbying activity of major corporations like Kennedy Wilson on rent controls should not be tolerated, according to Annette Mooney, the People Before Profit representative in Dublin Bay South.

‘There is a large rental sector in this constituency and we have already come across countless cases where people are being effectively evicted because they cannot pay exorbitant demands for rent rises.

‘Rent controls are clearly needed but we now discover that the global real estate company Kennedy Wilson is using economic leverage to influence Irish state policy.

Kennedy Wilson is a huge US company that has become one of the biggest property owners in Ireland since the crash. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday November 04, 2015 23:21 by People's Movement
"Do not listen to those who say there is nothing you can do to the very real and large social and environmental issues of our time. A life of activism gives hope, which is a moral imperative in this work and in this world. You meet the nicest people, you help transform ideas and systems, and you commit yourself to leaving the earth in at least as whole a condition as you inherited it." -Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, addressing Trent University in June 2009 after being awarded an honorary doctorate of laws. Maude Barlow will be one of the speakers

This meeting is an opportunity for trade unionists and all those concerned with democracy to learn exactly how CETA will damage our society and how we can all work together to apply pressure on our representatives in the EU Parliament to vote No to CETA read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday November 02, 2015 23:19 by Citizen Sane   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 11, 2015 22:09)
Herein we will focus on what seems to be a somewhat elaborate, albeit loosely organized, conspiracy (one hesitates to use the word as arguments are quickly dismissed as conspiracy theories) in the making in which a relatively large number of pro-Israeli factions (both students attending American campuses as well as outside organizations as well as outside monies)are attempting to manipulate and intimidate people so Americans relinquish their right to free speech on American campuses—that is the right to say critical things about peoples and organizations including Jews, Zionists and Israelis. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Monday November 02, 2015 22:58 by aaa
The political trial of 18 people who delayed Joan Burton in her car began today. It is an escalation in the attempt to demonise and vilify an entire community for rejecting the Labour Party.

Four AAA members were present in court, as part of the targeting of our own organisation by the Gardai and the establishment. On top of these charges, we have had permission to collect money door to door refused in two Garda districts, including Tallaght and there has been the revelations around Operation Mizen which has seen Gardai carry out surveillance on water charge activists including Paul Murphy TD. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:43 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:22 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:16 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:09 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 12:20 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin Film Qlub Season Six:
FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES

Our new season continues with... IGNORANT FAIRIES
(Ferzan Ozpetek, 2001)
Italian with English subtitles
cast: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi...
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international / elections / politics / event notice Saturday October 31, 2015 16:09 by Jack Lane
"What Is A Nation?" by Ernest Renan and Joseph Stalin
Introduction: Brendan Clifford read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday October 29, 2015 23:41 by Paddy Hackett   text 2 comments (last - monday november 02, 2015 23:25)
The annual budget statement is a bourgeois matter. It is the obligation of communists to highlight the latter rather than getting exclusively immersed in its details. No matter how popularly appealing a budget appears it can never serve the class interests of workers. Sections of the Left relate to state budgets as if they are pliable and can consequently meet workers' needs. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday October 29, 2015 22:49 by Deaglan O'Riain
Is it possible that Europe will sleepwalk into another Yugoslavia.
The prognosis for Europe in general is not good at all! read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:19 by galway grassroots network
Invitation to the Galway Activist meeting on Saturday 31 October 2015 from 1 to 3pm in the Westside Resource Centre, Galway.
Invited are all activist / grassroots / community groups and organizations, as well as individuals. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday October 24, 2015 22:36 by lasc
Inspired by our compañeros at Comhlámh (#FirstWedsDebate) LASC presents #LascWedsTalks! We will discuss core issues facing Latin America, examining political, social, economic, and cultural realities facing the region. We'll have a variety of speakers from Latin America as well as experts on particular issues to give their insights.The talks will be interactive with lots of time for questions and debate, so come along and get involved! Talks will be held on the last Wednesday of every month @7pm. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday October 16, 2015 16:13 by Dublin Film Qlub
DUBLIN FILM QLUB SEASON SIX:

FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES

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LGBTQ people have been defining 'family' in alternative ways since the beginning of human history. Circles of caring friends, mentors into gay culture, support groups, social networks, organically grown mixtures of biological and vocational relatives... LGBTQ people thrive in the mutually-supportive families
they enrich and build. It is time we celebrate our imaginative, courageous, loving families. Our functional families.

To watch our exclusive trailer for Season 6:
https://vimeo.com/130967935
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Our new season kicks off with the brilliant... read full story / add a comment
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